Steve Wozniak to speak at OSU

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak will speak at OSU in Gallagher-Iba Arena on April 6 at 3:45 p.m.

Apple fans can get excited.

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and chief scientist at Fusion-io, is coming to Oklahoma State.

But Microsoft enthusiasts don’t need to feel left out. Ken Eastman, dean of the Spears School of Business at OSU, said Wozniak will speak on “the future of computer technology and its impact on business and the world.”

The Spears School of Business teamed up with the Student Government Association Speakers Board and the Office of the President to sponsor the OSU Speakers Series.

“We are very pleased to be working with the OSU Student Government Association and the OSU President’s office to host Steve Wozniak in a unique question-and-answer setting,” Eastman said.

Wozniak’s presentation will certainly be unique from other OSU speakers because it will be only question and answer, said Terry Tush, marketing manager for the Spears School of Business.

Tush said the business school hosts speakers three times a year, normally in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. Once a year, it brings a speaker to Stillwater. This time, the school chose Wozniak because of his background and appeal to students.

The cost for OSU to host Wozniak is $25,000. The SGA Speakers Board is paying $10,000, and the Spears School of Business and the Office of the President are each paying $5,000, Tush said.

Wozniak will speak April 6 from 3:45-5 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Admission is free for OSU students, faculty and staff with an OSU ID.

Tickets are $10 for the public. Attendees can buy $5 tickets for K-12th grade students. Those who want to bring 50 or more K-12 students can do so for $100.